We are reinvigorating the lost tradition of limited edition, commemorative poster stamps.

Since the 1890s, poster stamps have been used to:

Use your own design, one of our in-house designs, or let us create a custom stamp just for you.

A Short History of Poster Stamps.


Commemorative poster stamps are artifacts from another time. These miniature bits of advertising were popular in Europe at the turn of the century. Their appeal, utility, and popularity quickly grew, becoming ubiquitous in the United States in the 1920s.

Used on letterhead and envelopes to promote brands, products, and events, these small, ephemeral items provide visually stunning examples of the popular art movements of the time. The iconic work of famed designers such as Lucien Bernhard and Alphonse Mucha can be found on poster stamps.

Design & print your own custom poster stamps.


Review the options below and email us for a quote. We are happy to help with production, or simply download one of our easy-to-use templates. Costs vary depending on quantity and printing options.


1 Up

4.25” x 5.5”

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2 Up

4.25” x 5.5”

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4 Up

4.25” x 5.5”

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9 Up

5.5” x 8.5”

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All Stamps: 40 x 55 mm

High Quality Digital
Or Risograph Print

  • Full color
  • Lick & stick adhesive paper
  • Pinhole perforations
  • Limited editions of 1 - 500

Letterpress

  • Up to two spot colors
  • Lick & stick adhesive paper
  • Pinhole perforations
  • Limited editions of 1 - 200

Orientation

Template

Print

The Portland Stamp Company


We produce custom stamps using vintage equipment collected by Chief Perforation Officer Niko Courtelis. The company was founded by Niko and Joshua Berger, his business partner in Plazm Design. Both are award-winning creative directors who bring a wealth of graphic design, publication, fine art, and print experience to their work.